A special online college prep course for CTY students in grades 9 – 12
The college search and admissions process can be both exciting and overwhelming. Because CTY students have so many choices, it may be challenging to know where to begin. This online course is designed specifically for CTY students in grades 9-12 to guide them through this process—from self exploration to identifying schools that match their interests and goals to preparing strong applications.
Dates: Wednesdays, February 26 to April 16, 2014. 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET.
Session 1 (02/26/14): Understanding What Colleges Want
Session 2 (03/05/14): Determining Where to Apply
Session 3 (03/12/14): Planning College Visits
Session 4 (03/19/14): Preparing the College Application
Session 5 (03/26/14): Writing Effective College Essays
Session 6 (04/02/14): Financial Aid (for students and parents)
Session 7 (04/09/14): Making Your Decision
Session 8 (04/16/14): Hot Topics
To register, print and complete the CTY College Prep Registration Form. Please mail or fax it with payment to:
CTY Family Academic Programs
P.O. Box 64710
Baltimore, Maryland 21264
Please submit your registration ONLY ONCE via fax OR mail to avoid duplicate charges.
If you have any questions about the course or registration, please call 410-735-6115, 8:30-5:00 EST, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
About Alysia Decker Majeran, Course Instructor
Alysia Decker Majeran, Senior Counselor of CTY’s College Counseling program, has spent her career helping high-achieving students develop their potential and identify strong college and career matches. For the past decade, she has provided academic guidance and college counseling to CTY students and families. Before joining CTY, Alysia was the Assistant Director of the Johns Hopkins Career Center, providing career counseling to undergraduate and graduate students and training on resume writing, interviewing skills, and internship and job search strategies. She has led career workshops at the National Cancer Institute, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Albany Medical College. A former Admissions Interviewer, Alysia knows what Admissions reviewers and committees are looking for in candidates. Alysia holds a M.Ed. in Counseling and a B.A. in Psychology from Lehigh University, graduating magna cum laude. Alysia is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and Phi Beta Kappa.
Finding a college or university that fits a student’s interests, ability, and personality can be challenging. Choosing a path can be even more difficult for gifted students, who are often strong in multiple areas. CTY College Counseling offers individualized college counseling services that provide the personalized attention, tools, and advice students need to achieve their college admissions goals. For more information, visit us here.
Sample testimonials from Alysia's students:
Thank you for talking to my daughter because it made a world of difference. After we hung up the phone, my daughter felt completely empowered. I now feel it was very much the right thing to introduce you at this point. Thank you for your calm, pleasant, caring, and straight-forward manner. And thanks for knowing how to communicate so well with teenagers. (Parent of Sophomore)
Thank you so much for your help throughout the college process. My mother and I definitely got the outcome we hoped for and we couldn't have done it without you. (Graduating Senior)
Thanks for meeting with us. It was very helpful. It provided us with useful tips that I am sure we will use in the coming months. (Parent of Junior)
I was most excited about getting into my top choice and I thank you for the part you played in helping me get there. (Graduating Senior)
Thanks again for your assistance in this process. I think that with your help my daughter's essays really stood out, and were one of the reasons she received so many acceptances and scholarship awards. It was a pleasure working with you, and I wish you the best in the years to come! (Parent of Graduating Senior)
If you have any questions about the course or registration, please call 410-735-6115, 8:30-5:00 ET, or e-mail email@example.com